MK Dons, formed in 2004 from the ashes of Wimbledon FC, began playing their football at the National Hockey Stadium under the guidance of Stuart Murdoch, but poor results would lead to his dismissal in November of the same year and the appointment of Danny Wilson in his place.
The experienced Wilson was in charge during the Dons’ most turbulent spell as a Club, escaping relegation from League One on the final day of the season thanks to Gareth Edds’ 84th minute winner against Tranmere Rovers.
The following campaign, the Dons ran out of fight as they were relegated to League Two, and Chairman Pete Winkelman replaced Wilson with Martin Allen as the man to get the Dons out of the basement division.
There were promising signs early on for Allen’s team but a poor second half to the season saw the Dons fall into the play-offs where they were eventually beaten 2-1 by Shrewsbury Town.
Despite failing to get the Dons out of League Two, Allen caught the eye of Leicester City and he was appointed as their new manager in May 2007.
Former Manchester United midfielder Paul Ince arrived in Milton Keynes to take charge, in the same year they moved into their new home – Stadium MK.
- Runners-up (2014/15)
- Champions (2007/08)
- Promotion (2018/19)
- Winners (2007/08)